Thursday, September 28, 2017

Negative Space Art - Day 2

We had a productive day today. We finished out Sillohette designs and put them to canvas!  The results came out great!

Our next Midkids class is an Ozobot one so be on the lookout!

Movie Making - Day 6

Today was the final day to complete the editing of our movies. Unfortunately, those who didn't finish yesterday tackled a project that was too ambitious and didn't finish. Not to worry, thought, as we have these projects saved and ready to be completed another time!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Negative Space Art - Day 1

The return of our vinyl cutter class is today! We are going to select our own silhouette images to cut out onto vinyl. From there, we will put the cut-out vinyls onto canvas, color over them, peel the vinyls off and reveal our masterpieces!

Today, we just concentrated on making our vinyl, and the turned out great.

Movie Making - Day 5

Today marked the official start of the editing process. We all imported the billion of pictures we took into Adobe Premiere. From there, we are free to add a Chroma Key in order to add backgrounds, audio files for background music, or anything else our heart desires!

One person finished, and there short movie came out fantastic. Check it out!

Everyone else should hopefully be done with everything on Thursday so stay tuned...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Live Action Comic Books - Day 4

That's a wrap for the comic books! Not everybody finished as we got too ambitious with our creations, but those that finished had awesome results!

Movie Making - Day 4

More of the same today as everyone continued to produce their movies. This marks the end of the second week now and we are slowly chipping away at our projects. Next week will hopefully mark the beginning of the editing process!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Live Action Comic Books - Day 3

We continued the artistic process today. Some of us are getting extremely detailed with our comics and they are finally starting to come together. As for the others, they got Photoshop fired up and used the paintbucket tool to bring our comic stripes to life.

We are in the home run stretch now!

Movie Making - Day 3

Some of us wrapped up our writing process and got going on the more tedious filming process. Most of us are doing a stop motion film so the filming process will involve taking hundreds of photos that will eventually get put together like a flip book.

We still have two weeks so there is plenty of time for everyone to take pictures!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Live Action Comic Books - Day 2

We're just about done with our comic strips. We wrapped up the drawing process and are ready for the next step.

 After getting them scanned and saved on our computers, we will open them up in Photoshop and give them life by adding color.

Movie Making - Day 2

The creative process is hard work. Today we added to our plots and continued the writing process. So far, we have a bunch of stop motion ideas that we will try to bring to life next we when we start filming!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Live Action Comic Books - Day 1

Our Paint Your Face class was always a hit so we figured, why not flip it around and make comic strips while we're at it! Today was all design as we started creating our strips on a piece of paper. From there, we'll throw it under our scanner and put it in Photoshop. Then we're free to do whatever we'd like

Movie Making - Day 1

Today was the first day of the session so it was spent just trying to get the creative juices flowing. This is a six part class so we have plenty of time to get going. We already have some great ideas going that include puppets, stop motion animation, and Spiderman so stay tuned to see how these go!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hour of Code!

It's been a while since we've done an Hour of Code class, so why not start off the fall with one?
Today was another normal coding class. Everyone came in and kept adding to their repertoire of coding knowledge.

We used the usual Khan Academy script coding and's block coding

Robot Club - 9/7/17

We start the Fall session today with a brand new program. Introducing... VEX Robotics! This class will be run once a month in a club-like style in the hopes that we build and program a robot able to compete with others at local VEX competitions.

Today, we made progress on the Claw Robot and synced up the VEXnet controllers. We even got a claw working!

Tune in next month as we continue our progress...